American Lit: Write a Myth, Day 1


  • ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE11-12W3.a Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE11-12W3.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE11-12W3.c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution). Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE11-12W3.d Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE11-12W3.e Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will compose a creation myth of their own imagining, writing an engaging narrative in the style we have studied in class.

Opening Session
Crash Course Mythology: Creation Stories 1

Work Session

We are writing our own creation myths today!

  • -10ish minutes to brainstorm for your myth (Where? When? How?)
  • -30 minutes to draft a myth: 2 paragraphs minimum, must include dialogue in addition to the two paragraphs.

Closing Session
Trade papers with a friend and write feedback on their myth! Does it sound like a myth? How could they strengthen it?

Summative – myth writing

Scaffolding, learning style, flexible grouping (intentional pairings for closing session)

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